Tristram


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Arthur J. Bliss

INTRODUCED: 1919

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 30"

BLOOM SEASON: Late

DESCRIPTION: S. cool white, lightly brushed lilac; F. deep purple, white wire rim on edges, heavy white haft reticulation; beards yellow.

PARENTAGE: Maori King X Thorbecke

AWARDS: None

PBF: Yes

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1919 Gardener's Chronicle: Tristram is a dwarfer habited plant than most, but its small stature does not detract from beauty of its flowers. Falls deep maroon with reticulations, standards bluish colour.

From the American Iris Society Bulletin, Issue 9: Bicolour. Standards white tinted lavender. Falls velvety blackish purple. Stalk well branched. Foliage tinged at base. Claw flecked dark. Haft white heavily veined to below beard, beard white, yellow tipped, spathes not flushed. Very close to Thorbecke, but apparently sturdier and better branched.